Historical Events In April - 12
Sunday, 13 June 2021
1879 Frederick G Melcher, US, publisher/editor/founded children book week on this day in history.
1883 The birth of Imogen Cunningham, American photographer on April - 12.
1883 On April - 12 french troops under lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal
1883 Imogen Cunningham, photographer (1965 ASMP award) on this day in history.
1884 On April - 12 otto Meyerhof, Germany, psychologist/biochemist (Nobel-1922)
1887 On April - 12 henrik Ibsen's "Rosmersholm," premieres in Oslo
1892 On April - 12 george C Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter
1892 Johnny Dodds, early jazz clarinettist on this day in history.
1893 Battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa: German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi on April - 12.
1894 British & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central-Africa on this day in history.
1894 On this day in history francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese general/president (1951-58)
1896 Stamasia Portrisi is 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens) on this day in history.
1896 Alexander Ritter, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1898 Army transfers Yerba Buena Island in SF Bay to Navy on April - 12.
1898 On April - 12 grantley H Adams, president of Barbados
1902 Louis J M Beel, premier of Netherland (1946-48, 58-59) on this day in history.
1903 On this day in history jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist/UN advisor (Nobel 1969)
1904 On this day in history m Wolf discovers asteroid #531 Zerlina
1904 On April - 12 harald James Penrose, pilot
1905 Hippodrome arena opens (NYC) on this day in history.
1905 French Dufaux brothers test helicopter on this day in history.
1907 On this day in history belgium govt of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns
1908 Fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea Massachusetts on this day in history.
1908 Carlos Lleras Restrepo, president of Colombia on this day in history.
1909 On this day in history philadelphia's Shibe Park (later Connie Mack Stadium) opens
1909 On this day in history hermann Kotzchmar, composer, dies at 79
1910 On April - 12 jorgen Rausch, German philosopher/author (End of the Playboys)
1910 On this day in history william G Sumner, US sociologist/politicologist (Folkways), dies at 69
1911 A non-stop London-Paris flight takes 3h56m the first time on this day in history.
1911 LT Theodore Ellyson qualifies as first naval aviator on April - 12.
1911 On April - 12 1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m)
1911 On April - 12 darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics)
1912 Eric Feldary, Budapest Hungary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep) on April - 12.
1912 Clara Barton, organizer (American Red Cross), dies at 90 on April - 12.